When one is in Orlando, one is a tourist and if you take time from the parks and go to Downtown Disney, you either shop or wine and dine, or both. We tend to do the third, especially given a choice. My Bride loves to shop and who am I to stop her, because on occasion I can even find something that intrigues me. We found an autographed picture of Quinten Tarrantino to give as a gift, and I found a cool antique cardboard poster of Frank Sinatra when he was with Tommy Dorsey.
We also stopped and had lunch at a Cuban restaurant there called Bongos. Since the restaurant is in the Disney complex one doesn’t have to worry about what to order, because it is there to cater to the masses while offering authentic Cuban food. The ambience of the restaurant was trying to evoke a pre-Castro Havana atmosphere, and I do have to say we did have fun. I proclaim that I am not an authority on Cuban cuisine, but we did find a nice way to spend an hour or so having lunch and enjoying our time together. Bongo’s specialty drinks are Mojitos and yes, we had a couple of them to start the day and got to keep the complimentary glasses.
We also ended our meal with a Spanish sparkling wine called Freixenet Brut Cava, which is just a fun glass of wine to drink and be merry. I would be remiss to say that it is a stellar sparkling wine, but it is the type of wine that just adds to the moment and says “let’s party.”